Hip Hop will be well represented at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards this year. Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke and The Weeknd have all received nominations. The big winners are expected to be Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who lead the way with 6 nominations each.

The biggest award of the night has historically been “Video of the Year.” Timberlake and Macklemore will both be competing for the prize with their singles, Mirrors and Thrift Shop.

Other nominations for JT include Best Male Video, Best Pop Video, Best Editing, Best Collaboration and Best Direction.

Macklemore will try to hit it big with nominations for Best Hip Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Video with a Social Message.

The awards are coming atcha live on MTV on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm.


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